Category: Linux

  • Upgrading main computer (Supermario) to Fedora 32

    It’s been about a month since Fedora 32 was released, so I decided to try and upgrade Supermario to Fedora 32. First I had to disable the dropbox repo since they don’t have a Fedora 32 binary yet. Other conflicts included: bat in module gimp in module meson in module ninja in module pythnon3-pytest-testmon (doesn’t […]

  • So Long Katello Foreman!

    Last year when I went to Red Hat Summit, I saw a lot of use of Satellite. I’d tried the 5.x series’ upstream Spacewalk and it didn’t quite work out for me. But this time I would try it out, gosh darnit! I mean, with the Katello plugin it would even include Pulp, which I’d […]

  • Upgrading my Katello-Foreman-Managed RPM build VM to Fedora 32

    Because I have this VM registered to Katello (Foreman plugin) to receive updates (basically as a way of both keeping track of the computers and VMs on my network and also to have a GUI to pulp for caching RPMs), I had to deal with Katello-Agent. The latest RPM in the official Foreman/Katello repos is […]

  • Ubuntu 2020.04’s Server Install

    As I mentioned in my k3s on Ubuntu 2020.04 post, I really thought that Ubuntu 2020.04’s server install was prety slick. I’m used to text-only server installs looking like this: Here’s a step-by-step collection of screenshots and my thoughts on each step of Ubuntu 2020.04’s server install: Just starting off, with the language selection, you […]

  • Checking out k3s and Ubuntu Server 2020.04 Part 2

    Clearly there’s a lot I don’t get about Kubernetes and I didn’t install a GUI in that VM so I can’t use the dashboard (which can only be viewed at localhost – or so the instructions seem to indicate) So I decided to go back to basics and look at the Hello Minikube tutorial, but […]

  • Checking out k3s and Ubuntu Server 2020.04 Part 1

    As I’ve been working on learning server tech, I’ve gone from virtualization to Docker containers and now Podman containers and Podman pods. The pod in Podman comes from a view towards Kubernetes. I moved to Podman because of the cgroupsv2 issue in Fedora 31 and so I figured why not think about going all the […]

  • Fedora Silverblue as an HTPC Part 3

    Yesterday I mentioned some issues with my Ortek MCE VRC-1100 remote and certain buttons not working. Figured out that in addition to removing the XF…. entries in dconf, also have to remove them in gsettings. Specifically, I had to use the commands: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys stop-static [”] gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys play-static [”] gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys […]

  • Fedora Silverblue as an HTPC Part 2

    One thing to know about Silverblue is that it’s a Gnome environment. I was already running Gnome for the HTPC, but I prefer KDE for my computers usually. When I was installing Silverblue there was no option to go for KDE or anything else. On Silverblue you install via Flatpaks. Any regular installs (ostree instead […]

  • Fedora Silverblue as an HTPC Part 1

    Originally I was going to mess around with Silverblue in a VM before considering using it on my HTPC. In theory it sounded like it would work very well – an immutable, rollback-able OS seems like the perfect thing for the one computer that ALWAYS needs to work for less tech-savvy folks in the house. […]

  • Recent Fedora 31 and Fedora 32 Upgrades

    Recently upgraded my server to Fedora 31 as the Fedora 30 support window had closed. All I had to do was disable the bat Modular Repo. It wasn’t obvious I needed to do this at first, but I found a bugzilla that covered it. Then everything proceeded. I also updated my main laptop to Fedora […]

  • Installing KDE Plasma 5 on CentOS 8

    You can watch the following video. There are also text instructions below the video. (including getting sddm working) I started off with just a boot install of CentOS 8, so I wouldn’t have Gnome or any other unnecessary cruft installed. After installation, I enabled the EPEL repository – latest directions for that are here. After […]

  • CentOS 8 on Acer Aspire One D255E

    A little over a year ago, I put CentOS 7 on my Acer Aspire One. We had no idea when RHEL 8 was coming out (turns out just a few months later when I was at the Red Hat Summit, it was the release party for RHEL 8), so 7 went on there. And at […]

  • Reviving and Revamping my btrfs backup program Snap-In-Time

    If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you know that back in 2014 I was working on a Python program to create hourly btrfs snapshots and cull them according to a certain algorithm. (See all the related posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) The furthest I ever […]

  • QGit vs GitQlient

    QGit vs GitQlient

    I wrote about GitQlient a while ago. A few days ago I got a GitHub notification that GitQlient had finally reached 1.0. Consequently, the author created an Appimage version of the client so I was finally able to try it without having to compile on my own. As I started taking screenshots for blog post, […]

  • Supermario’s at Fedora 31 Now

    Went ahead and upgraded. Only had to get rid of python2-twitter and an older nvidia package. Other than that it seems to be running relatively smoothly.